The 2014 SPICE Cup Open is scheduled to take place from 21st to 26th October at the Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

The 9-round Swiss open is sponsored by Webster University and the Susan Polgar Foundation.

The event offers the prize fund of $13,000 guaranteed (up from $11,000 last year) and the possibility to earn FIDE title norms.

Last year winners were Alexander Ipatov and Kayden Troff.

SPICE Cup Open 2014

Prizes:
$5,000-$2,500-$1,500-$1,000-$500
U/2400 FIDE $500-$250-$125
U/2300 FIDE $500-$250-$125
Top Female $500-$250

Limited to first 50 entries (Free entry to all players FIDE > 2300)
Limited FREE hotel accommodation (double occupancy) at the Crowne Plaza available to foreign Grandmasters.

Entry fees:
Free entry to all GMs, IMs, WGMs and all FIDE rated players over 2300 (must complete all 9 rounds), if registered by September 30, 2014. $50 later or on site.
$150 to FIDE 2200-2299, $200 to FIDE U-2200 if received by September 30, 2014. Additional $50 later or on site.

Venue:
Crowne Plaza Clayton Hotel 7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis, MO 63105 (FREE shuttle from the Lambert–St. Louis International Airport) $109/night, FREE Breakfast/Internet.
For reservations guests can call directly to 314-726-5400 or 1-800-439-5719
Group Name is SPICE Cup or on line at Crown Plaza Hotel.
Group Code is SPZ

Send entries to:
Webster University – SPICE
470 E. Lockwood Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119

Questions or registration for titled players: Email: spice@webster.edu or call 314-246-8075

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